Have you ever sat in a beautiful place and felt that you were part of something bigger than yourself. That all you had to do was sit and breathe it all in?
This is known as a thin place in ancient England.
The thin place is
said to be felt more at this moment in time.
The spirit of the land rather than a god.
I set my alarm, got up early and sat in my meditation space at 4.00 am as the New Moon in Australia was 4.30 am. I watched the sky lighten and the clouds and
rain. After a while I closed my eyes and drifted, it was lovely.
I also attended Swami Saradananda's Satsang for yoga teachers via Zoom.
She talked about Tapas
Tapas is about self- discipline.
One of the eight limbs of yoga.
It is connected to the fire energy. Fire changes or transforms things.
We were asked to give something up, a bad habit perhaps, for 2 weeks.
I have decided to TRY and give up negative thinking and not engage in negative talk with others.
It is not easy but interesting to observe.
I should have given up chocolate it would have been much easier!